Dandelion in the News

october 2018

Who is responsible for harm reduction at Toronto music venues?

The opioid crisis is killing approximately 11 Canadians every day. While the federal government aggressively criminalizes street drugs and the provincial government pauses safe injection sites, some members of Toronto’s club scene see the death toll as a call to action.

DJs and party-goers are taking matters into their own hands by educating and equipping themselves with all of the necessary tools to respond to overdoses in local performance and party spaces. 

By Sumiko Wilson

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August 2018

How can artists deal with sexual assault in the wake of #MeToo?

By April Aliermo

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July 2018

Canada’s sexual violence problem gets half-baked treatment in research: expert

By Maham Abedi

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JUNe 2018

How safe is Toronto's music scene?

If a reckoning is coming for sexual misconduct, it will take the entire community, from showgoers to venue owners, to make it happen

By Carly Lewis

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March 2018

Program to combat sexual harassment in music venues sees little pickup ahead of Junos

Ms. Forrester believes safe-space training should not be optional.

“You have to take WHMIS [hazardous materials] training to learn why toilet cleaner shouldn’t go in your eyes. You should also have to take sexual-misconduct training,” she said.

By Carly Lewis

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December 2017

Raising Awareness Over the Safety of Women at Bars This Holiday Season

By Faiza Amin

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November 2017

10 Chefs, Brewmasters And Sommeliers Talk Sexism In The Food Industry

By Andrea Chiu, Chatelaine Magazine

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April 2017

Toronto Groups Look to Combat Sexual Harassment, Violence in City’s Nightlife Scene

By Carly Lewis

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december 2016

2016 a 'turning point' in sexual assault dialogue in Toronto

From Jian Ghomeshi's trial to alleged incident at Little Italy bar, sexual assault stayed in the headlines.

By Lauren Pelley, CBC

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